Technology consulting firm bytes of knowledge this week hosted the first of its series of three panels centered around being the best at what matters most, the subject of Nashville author Joe Calloway's most recent book. Calloway interviewed Mignon Francois of The Cupcake Collection; Joe Freedman of Music City Tents, Peachtree Tents and Rfx Legal; Benjamin Goldberg of Strategic Hospitality and Tom Turner of DSi on how they have adopted the mantra of the book.

More than 150 providers, employers and individuals this week attended Bernard Health's third annual panel discussion on health care reform. Panelists — which included Sen. Jim Tracy, BlueCross BlueShield Director of Health Care Reform Chris Ramsey, James Blumstein, Vanederbilt University professor or health care and constitutional law and Fifth Third Bank Wealth Advisor Cody Tellis — talked about the issues facing the audience moving into 2014. Bernard Health founder Alex Tolbert talked about solutions and how to seize opportunities surrounding health care.